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Police collects sh24m in bodaboda fines

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th August 2008 03:00 AM

THE Police have collected sh23.8m from fines imposed on bobaboda cyclists in a week. Over 897 hire motorcycles were impounded by the Police since it started pursuing errant riders in Kampala city on August 12.

THE Police have collected sh23.8m from fines imposed on bobaboda cyclists in a week. Over 897 hire motorcycles were impounded by the Police since it started pursuing errant riders in Kampala city on August 12.

By Francis Kagolo

THE Police have collected sh23.8m from fines imposed on bobaboda cyclists in a week. Over 897 hire motorcycles were impounded by the Police since it started pursuing errant riders in Kampala city on August 12.

Those who lacked helmets and third-party licenses or ignored traffic lights were fined. Other offences were overloading and riding on pavements.

The Police spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba, on Tuesday said 175 riders were arrested and 22 of them were taken to court.

“We have issued 399 spot-penalty tickets. People who intend to ride motorcycles should ensure that they are in good mechanical conditions otherwise we shall impound them,” Nabakooba told The New Vision. The crackdown, Nabakooba said, had been extended upcountry.

The traffic and road safety commissioner, Steven Kasiima, last week said the crackdown was fuelled by riders who had become a nuisance in the city.

He said over 40,000 riders who operate in Kampala were responsible for about 50% of the road accidents in the city.
Kampala Road, Kasiima announced last week, would be closed to bodaboda cyclists, whom he said were causing congestion.

Police collects sh24m in bodaboda fines

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